Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, here is the trailer UNDERGROUND, a made-for-tv film about the days of merry youth of Julian Assange, oh pardon me — “Mendax.” Watch him flip his platinum locks, squint dangerously at a computer screen and do a lot of running around while breaking into some of the most secure systems in the world. Kids.
“Before Wikileaks… they thought it was a game…” And then he tinkered his way into the Melbourne master terminal of Nortel and the USAF 7th Command Group in the Pentagon. Tsk-tsk.
The clip has that tv-movie aesthetic, but not too harsh. Australia’s big shot director Robert Connolly crafted this thing and look, they even plugged in a Tears for Fears cover at the end there. That means he’s sensitive and eccentric. You are now a Pavlovian dog, drooling conflictingly because, you know.